UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has been removed from the UFC 213 card, and is out indefinitely due to a back injury. His challenger T.J. Dillashaw, in turn, wasted no time in getting himself a new opponent, calling out flyweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson.
Mighty Mouse seems uninterested in facing Dillashaw, but if the fight does happen, Garbrandt wants in on the action. On Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, he laid down his own stipulation for his former Team Alpha Male comrade.
After receiving a hellacious beating at UFC 215, featherweight Gavin Tucker has no ill will toward the ref who let the fight keep going.
Mixed martial arts has a problem, and it’s one that’s very much self-created. In early years of the sport – when a large section of competitors had little-to-no idea what they were getting into – quick stoppages, tapping to strikes, and throwing in the towel were all reasonably common. Over time, however – as athletes have become better trained and more diverse in their skills – MMA has adopted an ‘anything can happen at any time’ philosophy.
Gegard Mousasi got into a Twitter battle with Conor McGregor recently
At the UFC 204 post fight press conference, Gegard Mousasi took aim at several fighters during his question and answer period and even took a shot at featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Middleweight boxing champion Gennady Golovkin discusses Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor.
Under normal circumstances, the middleweight championship bout between Gennady Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) and Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) would be the biggest boxing match of the year. Unfortunately for them, they’ve been upstaged by Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, which will take place three weeks prior to their showdown.
Over two months have passed since Georges St-Pierre announced his desire to return to the UFC, yet still the welterweight legend not only remains without a fight booked, but UFC president Dana White also continues to insist that St-Pierre doesn't actually have the desire to fight at all. And according to St-Pierre, White's claims are far from the truth.
Georges St-Pierre admittedly has "a lot of options" for his highly anticipated return fight.
Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced on Instagram that he’s signed on to fight Michael Bisping at UFC 217.
After months of delays and talks, it seems as though Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping will be finalized soon.
Georges St-Pierre has issued his formal challenge to Michael Bisping.
It was Georges St-Pierre’s inability to fight as early as July that led the UFC to scrap his supposed middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping. Because of that, the company has arranged for Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker to fight for an interim title at UFC 213 this Saturday, with the winner slated to face Bisping, who is currently healing from a knee injury.
Following the news that former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre had “started the USADA process” to mount a UFC comeback after three years away from the game, it appears that “Rush” has actually, finally set a date for his official return.
After Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White decided to pull the plug on the much-criticized Middleweight title fight between division king Michael Bisping and former Welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, he proclaimed that “Rush” would instead return to try and reclaim his 170-pound belt.
However, that’s not necessarily the case, according to St-Pierre, who says his goal is to still fight “The Count” because he would have much more to gain fighting — and beating -- him than defeating current 170-pound roost ruler, Tyron Woodley.
LOS ANGELES — The discussions between the UFC and Georges St-Pierre's team might be at an impasse, per GSP.
Plenty of fighters have called out Georges St-Pierre in the nearly three years since he has been away from the UFC. One of the most recent ones is notable: longtime St-Pierre rival and fellow MMA legend B.J. Penn.
Don’t get your hopes up that you’ll be seeing UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie fight Cris Cyborg any time soon.
UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has yet to defend the title she won vs. Holly Holm back in February. It’s been assumed that Cris Cyborg would be her next opponent, given she’s the biggest star in that division and literally the only other women’s 145er on the UFC roster.
The now-former women’s featherweight champion gave a more complete version of her thoughts on getting stripped of her UFC belt, since the surprise has passed.
Things got out of hand quickly for the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight title. The first championship fight in the division, between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, was marred by controversy over a pair of questionable blows at the bell. And from that rocky foundation, a house of cards was built.
Former UFC title challenger, Glover Teixeira, doesn't see himself re-matching Jon Jones in the near future.
It has been almost three years since Glover Teixeira challenged Jon Jones for the light heavyweight championship back at UFC 172. Much has changed in both his and Jones' careers since that fight, and as Teixeira told Tatame, he doesn't believe he'll ever get a chance to rematch Jones again.
Georges St-Pierre says he returned to the UFC for one reason: legacy, and hinted that he could perhaps fight in three divisions.
Georges St-Pierre has had a lot of time to reflect on his career since he vacated the welterweight title after beating Johny Hendricks at UFC 167.
UFC is close to finalizing the main event for its return show in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Hector Lombard will return to the Octagon in August badly in need of a win.
Hector Lombard will likely be fighting for his UFC life in August. The former Bellator middleweight champion has had his struggles in and out of the Octagon since he came over to the UFC, but has finally been booked for a fight against Anthony Smith on a yet-unannounced August 19th card.
With Jon Jones having failed another USADA drug test, here’s just how serious the penalties could be for the UFC light heavyweight champion.
For the second time in just over a year, Jon Jones has failed a USADA drug test. While the first instance prevented his rematch with Daniel Cormier from ever happening at UFC 200, his latest failure was announced after he’d viciously knocked Cormier out in the UFC 214 main event. Jones tested positive for turinabol, an anabolic steroid, and although he’s still technically the light heavyweight champion, there’s a pretty strong chance that he’ll be stripped of his title (again).
Holly Holm is open to a featherweight title bout against Cris Cyborg.
Holly Holm vs. Cris Cyborg is an idea that has floated around since last year, when Cyborg - real name Cristiane Justino - made her UFC debut at a catchweight of 140-pounds.
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